Irish Scones … a recipe

Irish Scones a quick Recipe

I make these little scones all the time for my family. They are quick & easy to make and perfect with a nice cup of tea. I thought I would share ….

a yum recipe for irish scones


500g / 1Ib 2oz Plain Flour
1tsp bicarbonate of soda
2 tsp cream of tartar
1tsp sea salt
125g / 41/2oz cubed cold butter
25g / 1oz caster sugar
1egg, beaten
275ml / 9floz buttermilk
50g / 2oz caster sugar or granulated sugar

  • Method:
    Preheat the oven to 220c deg or gas mark 7
  • Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda, cream of tartar and salt in a bowl. Rub in the butter with your fingertips until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs.  Add the sugar and mix well.
  • Mix the beaten egg with the buttermilk, then add this to the dry ingredients.  Then mix your ingredients together to make it into a moist dough.
  • Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and knead lightly to bring the mixture together. Next press it out and using a cutter or the top of a glass make your scone shapes. (Roughly about 2cm thick.
  • Brush the scones with a little bit of the egg and buttermilk wash and sprinkle a little bit of sugar on the tops if you want.  Place in the oven and bake for approx 12/15 minutes or until they turn a lovely golden brown.
  • Transfer to a wire rack to cool or just dive in!

Sometimes to mix it up, I add some cranberries or raisins.  Just add in 100g / 3 1/2 oz to your dry ingredients.  You could also add in some chocolate chip pieces, these go down well with the kids.

They are lovely with some butter and jam and a lovely cup of tea.  Hope you enjoyed this recipe, till next time!


a yummy irish scone recipe

a yum recipe for irish scones